[tlhIngan Hol] I've had it with the finger verbs !

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 05:09:35 PDT 2016

> Is the pinkie and the little toe the same ? Why
> can't we have a jay' clear and unambiguous
> numbering which could resolve this ?
> No, your fingers and toes are not the same
> thing. Your fingers are on your hands while
> your toes are on your feet.

?!?!? I already knew where each set of finger is. As I understand the
english non-medical way of finger description, some people use the word
"pinkie" to describe the little toe as well. thus the confusion..

> The relationship words are very useful.

I respect your opinion, but I don't agree. They are confusing and useless.

> oh, and I forgot the following : {nan} (v) = use
> the fourth toe. So, what's referring to the little
> toe ? {Qay'} or {nan} ?
> You just said that you start with the big toe as
> Toe 1, so how is "fourth toe" confusing?

The confusion is that on earth, we start by numbering "one" for the great
toe ; so the fourth toe would be the toe medially to the little toe.

If klingon however numbers "one" for the toe laterally to the big toe, then
"number four" is the little one.

nach velwI' qIj
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